Electronic Polymers
Introduction: Classification and structure of polymers, Glass transition, Linear viscoelasticity, Stress relaxation and dynamic experiments, Mechanical models, Superposition principles, Effect of structure on mechanical properties, Rubber elasticity, Yield and fracture.

Types of Polymers: Electroactive polymers, Electronic structures in crystallographically ordered conjugated polymers, Ferroelectric polymers (PVDF, etc), Liquid crystal polymers, etc

Properties and Applications of Polymers: Electronic properties of polymers, Mechanisms of charge transfer, Electrical conducting polymers like poly pyrrole, Polythiophene, Polyaniline their properties and applications, Polymers for molecular electronics, Non-linear and electro-optic properties of polymers.

Recommended Books:
  • Prasad, P.N., and Ulrich, D.R., Non-linear, Optical and Electroactive Polymers, Plenum Press (1988).
  • Aldissi, M., Intrinsically Conducting Polymers: An emerging Technology, Kluwer (1993).
  • Skotheim, T.A., and Reynolds, J.R., Handbook of Conducting Polymers, CRC (2007).